terminal kalopsia

My name is Ariel. I am eighteen, inclined towards creative writing, prone to fits of fangirlish ecstasy, generally quite neurotic, and a student at Williams College.

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kathuon:

Mama Mai showing little honora her cool weapons.

kathuon:

Mama Mai showing little honora her cool weapons.

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(Accidentally reblogged this as a link. Whoops.)

iridelis:

I’ve spent so much time writing fanfiction and pairing together other people’s characters that I can’t help but feel selfish for wanting my original characters to get together and have desperate smutty encounters in the kitchen or under the desert constellations on the bed of a…

I’ve never been averse to writing original content, but I just can’t grant my own characters any legitimacy in my mind (as opposed to fanfiction, where it’s like “these characters are already successful creations as validated by society, so I won’t be wasting my time trying to write a story about them”).

Really, what I’ve been scared of all along was an inability to accept responsibility and judgment for my original creations. But you’re right! If I’m aiming for publication and don’t want to incur multiple harsh lawsuits, I guess I should start believing in the stuff I produce.

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The Civil Wars - Dust to Dust

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Portraits, Anthony Gerace

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I’ve spent so much time writing fanfiction and pairing together other people’s characters that I can’t help but feel selfish for wanting my original characters to get together and have desperate smutty encounters in the kitchen or under the desert constellations on the bed of a run-down truck hng.

All the same, it’s nice not to have to rely on external material to be inspired. It’s been a while since I’ve drawn solely from my own mind, and it feels good to be able to dredge up ideas I’m excited about.

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cho-yu:

About the Lucy movie, people are fucking like “why can’t we just enjoy having a strong female protagonist”

Was sacrificing the dignity of Asians worldwide having to watch their only representation in the movie be slaughtered like pigs completely unnecessarily for the sake of a “strong white female protagonist” really worth it?

The setting of the story is extraordinarily unrealistic anyways, it’s just there seemingly for the “exotic” backdrop factor without any of the producers/directors doing a hint of research…

If you’re thinking along the lines of “well gotta help the white females first”, go fuck yourself. There’s a way to help both white women and POC women see good representation in media, but honestly if you really think releasing this movie is a step in the right direction, you are so very, very wrong.

There will be no help for POC women when this movie is kind of released. It only encourages OOH EXOTIC SETTING WITH WHITE WOMEN KILLING ASIAN GUYS IS BOX OFFICE SUCCESS. LET’S MAKE MORE.

But you don’t care about the Asians, you don’t care about maybe Asian-Americans watching this movie, wondering when on earth we will ever get a chance, wondering if our only role will be getting killed, getting beat down as props, constantly trampled over, submissive.

So you will like Lucy, but at the very least I want you to have that heavy feeling in your stomach, that drop when you see hundreds of asian guys killed like nothing by a white woman, and you will feebly insist “strong… white…. woman protagonist…?”

I really wanted to root for this movie and its intent to place a woman in the lead action role. It’s just hard to do when people who look like my brother and father are being slaughtered onscreen in the name of making a strong female character (who, incidentally, seems to have something against people who don’t “speak English” despite being the movie being set in Taiwan).

I’m still very much hoping that “Lucy” is actually being about Lucy Liu casually beating the living hell out of racists, though. And all of this aside, the premise of the movie is somewhat cringeworthy in itself. I’ve had Morgan Freeman ask me what happens when Lucy gains access to 100% of her brain at least fifty times over Spotify now. It’s pretty silly.

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ihatenameswithnumbers:

☀ s u m m e r   v i b e s ☀

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  • when i'm attracted to a guy character:  you stupid nerd i love u i wanna kiss
  • when i'm attracted to a girl character:  oh my god you beautiful queen you are untouchable pls step on me
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Nice hostels in Reykjavik are so much more affordable than I expected. This trip to Iceland actually seems kind of plausible, which makes me all the more desperate for it.

Well, Spring Break 2015 it is. Maybe I can even figure out a nonsensical reason for Williams to subsidize the trip. Until then, I’ll just sit here and write plays about Arizona and indulge in a momentary bout of homesickness for the west coast.

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neptunain:

go into a starbucks in NYC and say very loudly into your phone “this movie script is stale and trite! we need some new talent, someone with a fresh outlook” and wait

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